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Letters signed from Thomas and Matilda Campbell

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1835 - 1836
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Three autograph letters, signed, to Mrs. James Carrick Moore and to her daughters Harriet and Louisa, 3 pages 8vo, one with address-leaf and nother with the front portion of an envelope, from York Chambers, St. James Street, dated December 1835, January 1836, and one with no date, together with a letter from Campbell's wife to Mrs. Moore, 1 page 8vo, from 10 Seymour Street West, not dated. (Glue stains affecting the signature of Mrs. Campbell's letter.) Mounted together on a single album leaf. Friendly and affectionate letters, playfully describing James Carrick Moore as "insincere, affected and hypocritical" accepting an invitation to drink tea with the Moores after he had dismissed the "two dull men" with whom he was engaged to dinner, asking Harriet Moore to "stand or rather sit by me" on another occasion, "...and defend me from being attacked about my illustrations", and on the third occasion regretfully declining the opportunity of visiting the zoo. "To return to the subject of your husband he is an estimable man in some respects...He affects unfriendliness without a grain of sincerity. He will call his best friend a greedy merchant, a pawnbroker, etc. and even hint he is a fool, all the while thinking in his heart of hearts that his friend is a wise and money-scorning man. I never knew a greater hypocrite in the affection of ill nature. But he is always sincere in showing the opposite quality..."
Title: Letters signed from Thomas and Matilda Campbell.
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Name(s): Campbell, Thomas, 1777-1844, Correspondent
Campbell, Matilda Sinclair, 1780-1828, Correspondent
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Letter
Date Issued: 1835 - 1836
Language(s): English
Summary: Three autograph letters, signed, to Mrs. James Carrick Moore and to her daughters Harriet and Louisa, 3 pages 8vo, one with address-leaf and nother with the front portion of an envelope, from York Chambers, St. James Street, dated December 1835, January 1836, and one with no date, together with a letter from Campbell's wife to Mrs. Moore, 1 page 8vo, from 10 Seymour Street West, not dated. (Glue stains affecting the signature of Mrs. Campbell's letter.) Mounted together on a single album leaf. Friendly and affectionate letters, playfully describing James Carrick Moore as "insincere, affected and hypocritical" accepting an invitation to drink tea with the Moores after he had dismissed the "two dull men" with whom he was engaged to dinner, asking Harriet Moore to "stand or rather sit by me" on another occasion, "...and defend me from being attacked about my illustrations", and on the third occasion regretfully declining the opportunity of visiting the zoo. "To return to the subject of your husband he is an estimable man in some respects...He affects unfriendliness without a grain of sincerity. He will call his best friend a greedy merchant, a pawnbroker, etc. and even hint he is a fool, all the while thinking in his heart of hearts that his friend is a wise and money-scorning man. I never knew a greater hypocrite in the affection of ill nature. But he is always sincere in showing the opposite quality..."
Identifier: FSU_MSS_1948003_B2_F21 (IID)
Subject(s): Correspondence
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Is Part Of: 17th-20th Century Correspondence and Documents.
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